Virginio C. Aguiar Sr., also known as "Vini" and "Virg," 88, of Paukaa, Hawaii, a retired office manager for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou. He is survived by son Gene Jr., daughter Miriam, sister Agnes Lemos, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Papaikou Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Caroline Kanani Brown, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Queen Emma Gardens employee, died Monday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Hennessey; daughters Gayle Sayers, Carolyn-Ann Squire and Deborah Roberts; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Stephen Bragado Cardenas, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village waiter, died May 21. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosita, son Steven, daughter Katherine Monje and five grandchildren. Private services.
Edward Gustave Eckardt, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Fort Ruger welder, died Monday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte; daughters Patricia Cruz, Paulette Eckardt, Edwina Rickard and Wendy Kamaunu; hanai son Von Harbottle; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Michael Albero Fores, 74, of Honolulu, a retired St. Francis Medical Center dietary cook, died Tuesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Jaro, Leyte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia B.; sons Amor, Eduardo, Mario, Alexander and Joseph; daughters Teresita Geyrozaga, Milagros Byers Bautista and Wilma Fores-Obusan; brothers Pablo and Paquito Albero; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Momoe Fujita, 85, of Wailuku, owner of Valley Isle Barber, died Monday in Hale Makua. She was born on Maui. No survivors. Private services.
Manuela Ramelb Galdones, 89, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Anthony and Efren Visaya, daughter Solidad Antonio, sister Modesta Ramelb Valite, brother Reymundo Rivera Ramelb, foster children Andy Reuarin and Gloria Dela Cruz, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Raphael's Church in Koloa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.
Joan Halderman, 70, of Kailua, a retired secretary, died Monday in Kailua. She was born in Liverpool, England. She is survived by sons Richard, Donald and Robert; daughter Diana Reuss; sisters Patricia Woodward, Diana McKay and Frankie Winrow; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Chapel in Kaneohe. Private committal services at a later date.
Cheryl Lynn Yamaguchi Han, 32, of Honolulu, a Children's Discovery Center coordinator, died May 14 in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Victor I.L., father Walter Yamaguchi, brother Randy Yamaguchi and grandparents Yoshito and Margaret Yamaguchi. Private services.
Matsuyo Inouye, 89, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died last Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by sons Ralph, Alvin, Victor and Calvin Inouye and Anthony Wilsey; daughters Grace Yoneyama, Florence Tasaka, Kathleen Kohatsu, Joyce Allen and Sandra Inouye; brothers Manabu, Ralph and Roy Shimizu; sister Tokiyo; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Mabel Keonaona Soares Kaaua, 68, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, farmer and Hilo Farmers Market vendor, died Tuesday at home. She was also a former National Dollar Store and Woolworth's salesclerk and Hilo Hotel waitress. She was born in Honomakau, North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Pawela, brother Suse Soares Jr. and sister Phoebe L. Belanio. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.
Chong Hwa Ko, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Kap Tok, Kap Pil and Kap Fung; daughters Chong Ye, Kun Ye, Ae Sun and Sun Nam; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Caroline May Lum, 81, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker, died May 18 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband Chuck and brother James Dalen. Private services.
Mary D. Molina, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Pineapple Cannery forelady and state Capitol custodian, died May 21 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by son Stanley; daughters Nora Stabilio, Evelyn Duque and Charlene Morishige; sisters Magdalena Balaora, Concepcion Vidinha, Gregoria Leyson, Maximina Sahut and Catherine Rego; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Wayne Monroe, 81, of Honolulu, a retired real estate agent, died May 23. He was born in Joplin, Mo. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Keith, Richard and Patrick; brother Jerry; sisters Marge Thomas, Eula G. Ellison and Beverly Short; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Mass to follow.
Reynald Echavez Pancipanci, 52, of Wahiawa, a Pepsi Bottling Group certified service technician, died May 16 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Kapatagan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Judith G.; son Jureyl G.; daughter Crystal F.; parents Conrado and Cecilia; brothers Alan, Bobby, Ferdinand, Romeo, Boyet, Edgar and Arnold; and sisters Lou Oguma, Socco Austin, Gemma Pancipanci, Ethel Spieghts and Nenen Gabinete. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Francisca "Panchita" Santana, 85, of Ewa Beach, a Pearl Harbor Elementary School educational assistant, died last Saturday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico. She is survived by daughter Sonia Garcia, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Newtown Church of Christ, 91-1022 Komo Mai Drive. Burial in Connecticut.
David Simon, 63, of Waianae, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died May 18 in Waianae. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kehaulani; children Ben Jr., James and Hannah Lei Kaili, Tina Kepa, Tony Donaleche and Sophie Simon; siblings Timothy Nathaniel, Lei Aloha, Francis Naopi, Victor Butch, Peaches and Bertha Kaili and Israel Kaulupali; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services and burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Mary Doseo Villareal, 84, of Ewa Beach, died Sunday in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Yvonne Villareal-DeLizo and Cynthia Choy, sister Josephine Aloya, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Ryan Kai Wang, infant son of Kathryn and Landy, of Kailua-Kona, died May 21 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kirkland, Wash. He is also survived by brother Jason K. and grandparents Ken and Taye Tashiro and Rosabel Wang. Services held. Condolences may be sent to 76-854 North Pueo Place, Kailua-Kona 96740.
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